RateBeer
overall
96
80
style
Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blend of Krisopolis (a new beer, that will be available in the future, fermented in barrels for 2 years, then Morello cherries are added to it), with a part of Ultima Luna (Barley Wine matured in Amarone barrels, with Marasca Morello cherries) and a part of young beer.

First brewed in 2009 and bottled in 2011.
Video description from the brewers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9y_XLVTej4


wedgie9's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2014
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 2011 Vintage, Bottle #0609
Tasted on 3/31/14 from a capped 375mL bottle purchased at Bruisin’ Ales, this was not a cheap one. Pours a bright, almost cranberry juice colored amber, letting just a tinge of light through, with a thin tan head that slowly recedes to very thin lace before completely disappearing. The nose is a very matured sour red wine vinegar with plenty of vanilla and cinnamon oak, vinous fruity sour cherry, there is some caramel malt to this, super complex with a touch of dried fruit oxidation (this really does remind me of an Amarone). The flavor is a bit sweeter, focused on the ripe cherry, caramel malt, dried fruit, vanilla and cinnamon oak, with the red wine vinegar, and some lemon citrus sour notes providing the mid-palate and then the sweeter dried Amarone notes returning on the back of the palate. The body is nearly full with lightly faint carbonation, a lot of oaky tannin, and a long complex finish that hits all of the nutty oxidation, sour, and sweet notes from the nose and the palate.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (811) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Tap @WFDP6, Wrocław Light brown/copper, little hazy, small off-white foam; funky, cherry, acidity, some woody notes; very high sourness (really, really sour), medium sweetness, lightly bitter; medium body, rather thin feel, crisp, average carbonation, very long and strong sour finish Overall: very intense beer, very sour but in that exciting way

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geophagus (493) - Lubin, POLAND - MAY 4, 2015
(on tap at 6 WFDP, sample) Dark red, cloudy colour. Medium sized, bubble, medium fast falling foam. Medium body, moderate carbonation, watery texture. Aroma: Winey, sour, cherry stones, cherry juice, wood, vanilla. Taste: Strong sour, winey, cherrys, cherry stones, fruity, crisp. Long, strong sour and cherry finish. Impresive beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PabloZab (332) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Tap (VI FDP). Barwa miedziano-czerwona, piana kremowa, slaba, nietrwala. Aromat intensywny, winny, owocowy z delikatna nuta wanilii. W smaku kwasne, takie mega sour. O ile w aromacie byla wanilia to w smaku aromatow beczkowych brak. Posmak mega kwaskowy. Piwo specyficzne, kwasne ale w sumie lekkie w odczuciu.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NBird (462) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2015
Looks.. Dark murky red, sml head on pour. Smells..cherry, vinous, leather, oak & a little dank. Tastes..light tart cherry beginning, through to a sour cherry vinegar, some oak .. Finishes puckery and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (389) - SWITZERLAND - APR 27, 2015
Dark red brown clearish color with little fine pored foam. Light sour smell, without a strong character. Sour grapy cherry fruity flavors with a little sour bite in the swallow. A bit sweet. Dry sour finish. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (683) - SWITZERLAND - APR 27, 2015
Hazy red color with small head, but beautiful lacing. Sweet-sour cherry flavour, wood, nice funk. Taste is strong, cherries, wood, sour, great balance, low carbonation, just a little tickle on the tongue. Warming finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (845) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle Cuvee 2010. Brown cloudy body with no carbonation. Aroma is bretts with cherries and some sourness. Taste is sour with apples and some alcohol. Aftertaste is sour with hints of bitterness. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (13636) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottled 375ml (vintage 2012, Tuulensuu)
Murky, amber-pinky-brown color, tiny off-white head. Intensive sweet cherry, bretta, rose berry aroma. Medium-bodied, liquerish palate. Tart, cherries/Kirschberry in the flavor. Hints of cherry stones and wood. Lingering fruity tartness. Very fruity, balanced and drinkable wild beer. Deliciously fruity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (4003) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2015
Draught at Lord Hobo, 3/19/15
A slightly hazy amber beer with some darker auburn tints to it and a small, off-white head that is poorly retained.
Vigorously acetic in the nose, with light alcohol heat notable on the end, as well. Fruity and playful, certainly, with cherries and plentiful caramel and raisin-like malt notes joining in the mix. Good leathery funk to it as well and overall appropriate for a sour red, though the aggressive acetic notes coupled with the strong caramel malt-like presence makes me nervous for the flavor.
An explosion of very sour vinegar notes, full of dry leather, wood and cherry skin is quickly combated by residual sugars lending a strong caramel/toffee flavor. Tart cherries and raisins enter the mix, throw some alcohol in there too and voila! you have quite a rollercoaster ride of a beer. Carbonation is low, but fairly engaging, while the sugars and slippery acetic notes give the beer a very soft texture. I like the core sourness here and you can taste the cherries, which I think are the best part, but the sweetness and monotonous acetic sourness bludgeon the palate until, taken with the 8% abv, it’s just way too much by the third or fourth sip.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11071) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 7, 2015
cuvee 2010, from beergium.com clear brown, small brown head. Very nice sweet and sour fruity vigniarette like vinegar aroma. flavor is sour, wood, wild notes, some vineagra, bitter woody notes, very complex and very tasty. great blend, very high complexity with lots of flavors to sample.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 24


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50